The screening of Two Square Miles takes place at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion with film makers Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby and principal activist Sam Pratt.
Another of Gossips' picks in the Basilica's schedule of October screenings is Detropia, the documentary about Detroit, "a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution." David Denby in the New Yorker called it "the most moving documentary I have seen in years." Detropia will be shown on Thursday, October 25, and film maker Rachel Grady will be present for a question-and-answer session after the screening.
[Full Disclosure: Gossips was born and raised in Michigan, albeit on the opposite side of the state, on the sand-duned shores of Lake Michigan, but Detroit was our state's major city, and we rooted for the Tigers.]
The other films in the Basilica's lineup of October screenings are:
- Thursday, October 11: Assault on Precinct 13. John Carpenter, 1976.
- Thursday, October 18: Perfumed Nightmare. Kidlat Tabimik, 1977.
For more information about the films, visit the Basilica website.